IC1871: Inside the Soul Nebula



Object Data

Object type: Emission Nebula
Size: 25 light years
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 7,500  light years

This region of dense star forming clouds is shapped by intense winds and radiation from nearby massive stars.  Considered part of the Soul Nebula (IC1848), it contains several Bok globules and dark dust lanes. Also cataloged as SH2-199 and LBN667.

Exposure Data

Date: 01/23/22
Location: Backyard Observatory, Carlsbad, CA
Telescope: TEC 140 refractor; fl 980mm at f/7
Camera: QSI 683 wg-8with Astronomik Ha and SII (6nm) and Antila OIII (3nm) filters
Mount: Losmandy G-11 Gemini I
Exposure time: 2 hrs each of Ha, SII and OIIII (15-min subs)
Exposure time total: 6 hrs
Imaged during a 3rd Q moon.  Excellent seeing. Color mapped using the Hubble palette, with Ha assigned to green, SII to red, and OIII to blue.  Uncropped

FOV = 63 x 47 arcmin, Image Scale: 1.13 "/pixel


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